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Accident: 170132377 - Employee Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 170132377 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 01/29/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12374680204/27/19981799Commercial Steam Cleaning Inc
At approximately 6:00 a.m. on January 29, 1998, Employee #1 was steam cleaning a kitchen ventilation hood at Guild's Lake Inn Restaurant in Portland. He placed a ladder on the outside of the one-story building and climbed to the roof carrying a 1.5 gallon sprayer, two-thirds full of caustic soda. After spraying the hood, he returned to the ground, got the steam cleaning hose, and returned to the roof. At some point Employee #1 fell; he was found on the ground by a coworker, with blood coming from his head and ear. Employee #1 sustained a fractured skull and clavicle and was transported to the hospital.
Keywords: fracture, steam cleaner, roof, cleaning, collarbone, ladder, construction, skull, fall, single story
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123746802 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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